The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 3rd, 2018 evening edition

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What do Coles, Woolworths, and Al-Qaeda-affiliated Somali militant group Al-Shabaab have in common?

They’re all currently in the middle of implementing a plastic bag ban.

(And that’s the only thing; please don’t sue us if you’re reading this, Woolworths or Coles.).

According to PJ Media, the group’s radio station, Radio Andalus, broadcast that they would be banning single-use plastic bags in the territories they control because the discarded bags “pose a serious threat to the well-being of humans and animals alike.”.

In addition to banning plastic bags, the group also issued an immediate ban on the logging of indigenous trees.

As PJ Media points out, this commitment to environmentalism rings somewhat hollow given that they have been funding activities via the ivory trade for a long, long time.

BBC‘s coverage of the ban noted that it is currently unclear just how they will go about implementing the ban but that because of “widespread fear of the group’s use of violence“, people usually do what they tell them to do. »

For The First Time, Scientists Tracked a Wolf Leaving The Radioactive Chernobyl Zone

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The latest is evidence of a young wild wolf boldly making its way far out of the designated Chernobyl Exclusion Zone or CEZ.

Now those animals are pushing the boundaries of the zone, specifically a young, male grey wolf which has been recorded venturing some 369 kilometres (229 miles) from its home.

The overall effect the Chernobyl disaster has had on local wildlife populations still isn't clear to scientists. »

Andy Samberg And The ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Cast Support Terry Crews

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Speaking with the Associated Press, comedy actor Andy Samberg expressed his support for fellow Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, who testified about sexual assault and toxic masculinity before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

“We have a cast text chain and we were all texting him how incredible it was,” he said.

Crews also revealed that sharing his story had cost him a role in the latest Expendables franchise sequel. »

Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data

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Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, and delivery firm UPS special access to its users' data, it has emerged.

Although the company had introduced stricter rules about how third-party apps accessed user data in 2013, 61 firms were granted extensions of at least six months.

The dating app Hinge, alongside corporations including AOL, Oracle, Nisan, Panasonic and Snap were among those to receive the extended access. »